How do I register if I have more than 6 founders ?

Please contact us on startupstudio(at) with the email title, "Adding more founders" to add more than 6 founders

How does the selection process work?

After the application window closes, we will evaluate all the applications received on criterion like strength of the idea, experience of the founding team etc. We might call you during this process to better understand what you do. We plan to select upto 10 best startups to be a part of the studio.

Are there any minimum qualifications you are looking at?

There are no minimum qualifications we are looking at. You need to have an interest in Fintech space. That's it!

Should we be registered as a company to get selected ?


How do I register?

Click on the register button on the site to register

Do I have to have an interest in Fintech sector?

Since the first initiative is a focused Fintech accelerator, that is a yes.

Will I be notified if I am not selected?

We will try our best to individually notify each startup on the status of their application.

Is age a criterion?


I have a brilliant fintech idea? Can I work on it during the studio?

Yes you can. The selected Startup's would have access to a pool of ideas vetted by the bank, which could have more chances of success. However if a selected startup would like to work on their own idea they are more than welcome.

Do I have to be in Cochin for the programme duration?

The programme would consist of classroom training sessions and mentorship by industry experts. So to reap the full benefits of the programme we would recommend that you shift to Cochin for the duration. Cochin, "Queen of Arabian sea" has a lot to offer. We are sure you that you will enjoy your stay in the city.

What do I do in case I have some queries?

Please use the contact us section on this site or mail us at startupstudio(at)

How can we get funded after the acceleration program ends?

On successful completion of the Accelerator Program, we’ll organize a Demo Day, an investor meet where Angels-in-Residence, VC members, teams from Federal Bank and MobME will evaluate your business presentation and share their feedback. Some of the start-ups are likely to get funded as a consequence of this evaluation.

What if my company doesn’t ultimately succeed?

Failure should be seen as just a feedback. We like what Eric Ries mentions in the Lean Startup book. Feedback can help you make your pivot or persevere decision. The program will build competence in you and your core team which may be useful for your lifetime. You may be potential partners for other startups or a sought after professional